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Hours of Operation

To do our part in halting the spread of COVID-19, the Manitoba Museum is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.


MASKS ARE REQUIRED
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*Hours of operation vary for holidays.

Media Releases

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Winnipeg, MB (September 30, 2020):  The Manitoba Museum will launch a brand new Virtual Field Trip program on October 1, offering valuable learning resources to schools, educational groups, parents, and those learning from home. Discover Manitoba’s history, nature, and science from anywhere in Manitoba, and beyond.  Virtual Field Trips offer an opportunity to explore the Manitoba Museum in an interactive presentation with expert Learning Facilitators and Science Communicators. These new virtual curriculum-connected ...
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Toronto, ON and Winnipeg, MB (September 10, 2020) – For the first time in its history, Hudson’s Bay Company will put the Royal Charter on public display at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, MB – a city steeped in HBC history. The 350-year-old artifact joins the significant HBC Museum Collection already housed at the Manitoba Museum beginning Saturday, September 12, and will be on display through to early 2021. ...
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(Winnipeg, MB, September 9, 2020): As an additional precautionary measure against COVID-19 transmission, the Manitoba Museum is implementing a mandatory face covering policy, efective Thursday, September 10. All visitors will be asked to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth while at the Manitoba Museum.  Masks will be required for anyone over the age of four. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own; however, those who arrive ...
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PLANETARIUM OFFERS IN-THEATRE AND VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES (Winnipeg, MB, August 20, 2020): The Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum offers both live in-theatre shows and live on-Facebook experiences. The theatre reopened last week and features three shows a day at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. And on Saturday, August 22, between 9:30 pm and 11 pm, Planetarium Astronomer Scott Young will host a Virtual Planet Party with special guests Jupiter and ...
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(Winnipeg, MB, August 10, 2020): The Planetarium at the Manitoba Museum reopens on Thursday, August 13, 2020 with three shows a day featuring the wonders of the night sky. Shows run at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm to allow for the implementation of new pandemic protocols to keep visitors safe. “We’re excited to be able to reopen the Planetarium, especially with so many exceptional events occurring in ...
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(Winnipeg, MB, August 4, 2020): Starting August 6, the Museum Galleries will be open for discovery and exploration Thursdays to Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. “We know that Manitobans, and those visiting our province, are looking for safe and meaningful experiences this summer,” says Executive Director and CEO Claudette Leclerc. “An immersive exploration of this province’s history and nature at the Manitoba Museum offers just that.” Museum ...
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Comet NEOWISE Update

Astronomy

UPDATE 25 Jul 2020: The comet has faded below naked-eye visibility but it still visible in binoculars as a small fuzzy patch. The tail has shrunk but it still visible in photos. With the moon entering the evening sky and the comet fading, this object is well past its prime. We’ll have to turn our attention to the upcoming Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on August 11th and 12th, and ...
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Comet in the Morning Sky

Astronomy

There’s a pretty bright comet in the morning sky right now, with the poetic name of NEOWISE C/2020 F3. The NEOWISE satellite is the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, a NASA satellite that looks for comets and asteroids that come close to Earth. NEOWISE finds so many new objects that they just get a serial number instead of a proper name. For the purposes of this article, ...
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MANITOBA MUSEUM OFFERS STAYCATION EXPLORATION FOR $7 ADMISSION  (Winnipeg, MB, June 29, 2020):  Throughout the month of July, the Manitoba Museum offers discovery and exploration for only $7 per person. Visitors can make reconnecting with Manitoba’s history and nature a part of their summer 2020 staycation. The Museum Galleries will be open Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays in July from 11 am to 5 pm. However, the Science Gallery and Planetarium ...
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Image: © Manitoba Museum / Ian McCausland (Winnipeg, MB: June 19, 2020) At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum celebrated another year as a place of connection, transformation and renewal, offering rich and varied experiences for all. During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the Manitoba Museum opened a new gallery, hosted awe-inspiriting exhibitions and delivered increasingly diverse programs. Extra special this past year was the repatriation of ...
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Reconnect with Manitoba’s History and Nature this Weekend! (Winnipeg, MB, June 8, 2020): The Manitoba Museum is excited to announce that the people of Manitoba will soon be able to safely reconnect with Manitoba’s history and nature. Beginning June 13, the Museum’s Galleries will be open to the public on weekends from 11 am to 5 pm. “We have truly missed all of our visitors and can’t wait to welcome ...
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Winnipeg, MB (May 1, 2020): On March 14, The Manitoba Museum made the decision to temporarily close its doors to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and employees. While the Government of Manitoba announced that museums may open to the public on May 4, the Manitoba Museum will not be reopening immediately. We are taking the time to assess ...
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International Astronomy Day is Saturday, May 2, 2020, and we’re celebrating with online programming and a virtual telescope party. See the schedule below. Astronomy Day was founded in the 1973 as a day when professional and amateur astronomers around the world would bring the wonder of the universe to the public. Astronomy clubs, planetaria, science centres, and universities have traditionally run public events during the day, and telescope viewing ...
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Winnipeg, MB (March 13, 2020): Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Manitoba Museum will be closed to the public until further notice, due to the public health risks associated with COVID-19. This includes the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and the Science Gallery. All public and school programs are also suspended. “We regret the impact of this decision on the communities we serve, including families, students, tourists, and our members. However, ...
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BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO LAUNCH NATIONAL SEARCH FOR NEW CANDIDATE Winnipeg, MB (February 26, 2020): After leading the team at the Manitoba Museum for the past 23 years, Claudette Leclerc has provided notice to the Board of Governors of her plan to retire from the position of executive director and chief executive officer of Manitoba’s largest non-profit centre for heritage and science learning, effective March 31, 2021.  Leclerc will ...
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Winnipeg, MB (February 21, 2020): The Manitoba Museum is thrilled to be collaborating with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival on a special writer-in-residence project funded by a generous donor. The Greyeyes Project is a six-month residency for Trevor Greyeyes, an award-winning Anishinaabe writer and long-time journalist. The Manitoba Museum has been working with Greyeyes over the past year on an exhibition to be installed in its renewed Grassland Gallery, ...
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A total eclipse… of Mars?

Astronomy

This month brings skywatchers a rare sight: a total eclipse of the red planet Mars by our Moon. The event is visible across much of North America, and is the only event of its kind all year. As the Moon orbits our planet, it gets in the way of all sorts of other celestial objects that are farther away. When the moon blocks out the sun, we call it ...
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Winnipeg, MB (January 23, 2020): Update: the Tribute Gala will now take place on October 8, 2020. The Manitoba Museum will honour the leaders of tomorrow at its annual Tribute Gala on April 23, 2020. This year, for it’s 50th anniversary, the Museum has taken a new approach to its annual Tribute Gala. “Traditionally, the gala evening has celebrated the contributions of well-established individuals and organizations whose leadership and philanthropy ...
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